Is fashion safer for garment workers?

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Join our discussion panel commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse, which killed 1,138 garment workers and injured another 2,500 — most of whom sewed clothes for some of the world’s biggest fashion brands.

In a collaboration between USYD Fashion Revolution, ActionAid, Oxfam and Baptist World Aid, a panel of experts will break down where we are at now in ensuring safe workplace conditions for women garment workers and what else we can do to secure their rights.

  • Date: Wednesday 26 April, 2023
  • Time: 6:00pm AEST
  • Where: 82 Cope Street, Waterloo, NSW 2017



This event is generously sponsored by Young Henrys Brewery. We promote the responsible consumption of alcohol.



Manager — Women’s Rights & Gender Equity, ActionAid Bangladesh
Tamazer works to ensure the rights of women and workers. She has over 10 years’ experience in development across contexts in Kenya and Bangladesh, having worked for United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) and USAID/Bangladesh’s Program Office, among others, prior to becoming a freelance project design consultant.


Economic Justice Strategic Lead, Oxfam Australia
Nayeem has more than 13 years’ experience driving sustainable change in collaboration with a range of stakeholders including unions, development partners and governments — in Asia and the Pacific. Having worked for the International Finance Corporation and International Labour Organization, Nayeem’s work is wide-ranging, incorporating policy reform, social and environmental compliance, gender empowerment and advocacy on workers’ rights.


Advocacy Lead, Baptist World Aid Australia
Bonnie is the producer of the annual Ethical Fashion Report. Over the past 4 years, Bonnie has helped assess almost 600 brands on their efforts to mitigate forced labour, worker exploitation and environmental degradation in their supply chains. Prior to her role at Baptist World Aid, Bonnie worked in the fashion industry — an experience which catalysed her to advocate for better conditions for garment workers and stronger environmental practice.


Executive Director, ActionAid Australia (moderator)
Michelle has more than two decades of experience working to advance women’s rights, including as the former Deputy General Secretary of one of the largest women’s rights movements globally, the World YWCA. Michelle has served on global advisory groups to the United Nations Population Fund and the World Food Programme. For the past six years Michelle has worked with ActionAid, driving gender transformative development and humanitarian programming.